Tatiana Foroud is a geneticist and leader in dementia research. Currently the Joe C. Christian Professor of Medical and Molecular Genetics, Distinguished Professor and Chancellor’s Professor, Foroud began her career at IU School of Medicine in 1994. She runs the NIH-designated repository for blood, DNA, tissue and other samples collected from patients throughout the country with Alzheimer’s disease. In August 2020, Foroud was named Executive Associate Dean for Research Affairs and IU Health’s Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs for Clinical Research. She continues serving as chair of the Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics, a position she has held since 2015. Foroud earned her master’s degree in biomathematics at UCLA and her Ph.D. in population genetics from IU School of Medicine. She has authored more than 700 scientific papers and received the Research Society on Alcoholism Distinguished Researcher Award in 2019.